Sports Minister: Proposed Newcastle Takeover A Football Matter

"I'm very uncomfortable with the level of expectation of involvement on government with things that are very clearly decisions for football,"

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Britain's sports minister said Saudi-backed consortium's proposed takeover of Premier League Newcastle United is football matter.
Minister Of Sports says he won't interfere in the Newcastle takeover but will keep on eye on it. Picture Courtesy Of Chronicle Live.

Britain’s sports minister said Saudi-backed consortium’s proposed takeover of Premier League Newcastle United is football matter.

Britain’s sports minister also said that while he is “keeping an eye on it” he will not interfere.

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The Premier League’s board has been examining the proposed takeover as part of its ‘owners and directors test’, which evaluates the suitability of ownership groups.

“I’m very uncomfortable with the level of expectation of involvement on government with things that are very clearly decisions for football,” Minister of Sport Nigel Huddleston told Sky Sports.

“There is obviously the fit and proper persons test to go through with any acquisitions of this nature and I think that is absolutely appropriate.”

“It’s something that I’m keeping an eye on but it is a decision for those involved. It would be inappropriate for me to interfere at that kind of level.”

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Newcastle United manager Steve Bruce has called for clarity on the proposed takeover so the club could start planning for next season.

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